Wine fair in Ribera del Duero
Wine fair in Sotillo de la Ribera

On Sunday 9 we go to the second wine fair of Sotillo de la Ribera.

On the Winebus we are making wine tours since a long time. And also from a long time ago we are looking for activities that can be attractive for our clients. And we have the luck to enjoy with the same activities that our clients enjoy like for example a wine fair.

This sunday there is going to be a very special activity in Sotillo de la Ribera. Sotillo de la Ribera is one of the most traditional villages of the whole ribera del Duero. When you visit this place you can see how they were making wine 5 centuries ago.

There, in a very appealing way you can understand how the people in the area 5 centuries ago they were using underground caves in order to keep the wine in good condition for the whole year in a time that aging wines in barrels was not yet invented.

Sotillo de la Ribera has a huge tradition. 200 hundred years ago there were in such small village 200 producers that were makimg 2 MM kgs of grapes.

This Sunday they commemorate the second edition of the Wine Fair that was a big success last year with 800 visitors.

We have been many times in there enjoying their wines And we want to be present when the 8 wineries that now are on the village will offer us to taste their wines in the elaboration area of the XVI th century.

Having visited more than one winery in the village and having assisted to other festivities like this one in other villages we are sure that it is going to be quite an event with very appealing and authentic characteristics


After the wine fair

we will go to have lunch in Aranda de Duero in one of the best restuarants of the town. We will also visit the underground caves that there are also in the town, and the history of the town and its relationship with the wines. In Aranda there is a map of the town of 1504.

This map was made for preserving the rights of each house owner to have underneath their own underground cave. For the citizens of Aranda de Duero it was absolutely fundamental the same way as Sotillo de la Ribera

We would visit a castle that is 10 miles away where we would enjoy magnificent landscapes of the área.

And we would be going back soon enough in order not to have to much traffic coming in to the Capital


This would be the program:

8,30 h Depart from Madrid (in your place in San Bernardo)

10,30 h Arrival to Sotillo de la Ribera. We will live first hand all that happens in Sotillo de la Ribera, mainly tasting its wines of the 8 wineriues that still work in the town in his wine fair.

We Will visit some of the underground caves. its aspect is extraordinary and unforgettable. Understand at a moment why those wines have the Prestige they have.

14 h After wine fair: depart from Sotillo. We will go to Aranda de Duero to have lunch.

14,30 h Lunch in Aranda in the best restaurant of the town.

16 h Visit of underground caves of Aranda de Duero.

16 h 20 We willk go to Peñaranda de Duero to see the XI th century castle.

17 h 10 We depart to Madrid.

19 h-20 h We arrive to Madrid  (Your place in San Bernardo)

This is what happened last year for the same festivities



The Price of the activity is 125 euros all included except lunch that can be an additional cost of 25 euros aprox. We will have lunch in a restaurant recommended by the Michelin Guide.

There are available 8 seats.

To book you have to get in our platform of  Direct Pay There you pay the 125 euros.  Lunch you willl pay it at the end of it against the ticket. Put in the subject that you are booking for the special tour on Sunday 9 to Sotillo de la Ribera.

We will pick you up in your place (San Bernardo) at 8,15 h in order to be ready to depart at 8,30 h. We will be at the same point at 19 h or 20 h

Any doubt please call to 34 630 099 630 or

Written by

Ignacio Segovia

Ceo of Winebus

Madrid Wine Tours

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